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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,535

    belair
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    Great weather this week for that kind of hooliganism. If you want a 283, I have one for free.
     
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  2. Love it! And I think I have an extra 3x2?
     
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  3. @Ryan, listen to this guy :D
     
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  4. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    3wLarry
    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    first you draw me in with what this place is all about...a 283/4 speed...hell yeah. Then the engine is toast...find another one...stick to the original vision...no crate motor...use real old neat shit...you always lead by example, please don't cop out with a crate motor/5 speed.
    You don't need to put a QC rear in it...spend that money on the new 283....can you tell I'm back in the cancer ward on pain meds...otherwise, I would never talk to you in this tone...luv ya man
     
  5. dudley32
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    283? it just sounds right...
     
  6. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    You guys are on the right forum - that's for damn sure.

    I'd love to do a 283. LOVE. But, we are really budget minded on this car man... and we don't want to score another motor just to find that it needs a hefty machine shop bill as well. We haven't ordered a crate motor yet. We are still looking...

    But keep in mind that this car is about being both fun and budget friendly.
     
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  7. Petejoe
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    from Zoar, Ohio

    Sounds like its time for a good old fashion "hamb rebuilt 283 hunt".
     
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  8. First off Model A Chop 4"min to 5" otherwise don't waste your time.:(
    265 - 283 - 327 - :D If it is in a crate it should be oranges!o_O There I said it now I can go back to trying to fix this f----in printer!.:eek: Picture of my last Model A Chop 4-1/2":cool: And that was back in the 70's:rolleyes: 327 powered!
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    If you are going to cut it! CUT IT!:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
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  9. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
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    Bader2

    How hard could it be to find a 283? Aren't they belly buttons?
     
  10. 3wLarry
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    3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    patiently waiting :)
     
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  11. belair
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    belair
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    You may be waiting, but not patiently.
     
  12. Petejoe
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    Petejoe
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    from Zoar, Ohio

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  13. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    The one man, one day chop is just about done now. I've been working along side Keith for almost a year now and it never ceases to amaze me how he can produce such quality work so quickly.

    Plus, today is his birthday... How about that?

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  14. The '57 283 in my truck was purchased at the swap meet for $300. I drained the water(!) and oil out of the pan, scraped all the sludge out of the pan and lifter valley and did a rattle can rebuild. That was 5 years ago? We drive it there and hammer on it every year at the Hamb drags and have driven it 1200 miles round trip to the Hill climb the last three years and beat the piss out of it running up the pass! Take that free 283 and do the same!

    Rebuild/schmebuild.

    (I realize you are a professional shop so are being held to a higher standard but if someone buys it they can put a crate in it later?)
     
  15. Several 283's & 327's on the bay right now. Some with warranties. One was in Texas:rolleyes:
    I know, mind my own business. :p
     
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  16. Ryan
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    This.

    If we were doing this car for ourselves, that's exactly what we would do... But Keith get's all "professional" and shit when he knows we are gonna ultimately sell the car. He won't put his name on a mystery... I get that.
     
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  17. Blakmerk
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    Now all ya' need is a really badass chopped A coupe. hmmmm. , but so do I.
     
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  18. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
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    Bader2

    At least the roof insert ain't rusty. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1455838685.982769.jpg
     
  19. How about some photo detail on how he does the A pillar slice and fit.
    Thanks.
     
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  20. Instead of taking time doing all that research you should have just put a post up on a place called the HAMB. Somebody would have recognized that first car in an hour!:)

    Since your on a budget don't you still have the small block out of your 38 sitting under a bench? Stuff that in, and see you at the HAMB drags.
     
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  21. theHIGHLANDER
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    4" is indeed perfect for a 28-9 coupe. Y'all nailed it good, and the 1/4 window still looks right.That's the real "tell" to my eye on an A cpe chop. I dig the position on the engine thing, not using an unknown for pro reasons. And crate or not you can still use the old school 4 speed. It is after all "the right place" as you said so...
     
  22. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    Well fellas... No updates today. Despite Tardel's rather stringent use of eye protection, homeboy has found himself in the ER this morning - metal in the eye.
     
  23. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    Wish him quick healing that's not anything anyone even wants to think about let alone have to go through.
     
  24. Danekejt
    Joined: May 27, 2012
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    Danekejt
    Member
    from Pa

    all the best for a speedy recovery.
     
  25. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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    Rand Man
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    Dang. That's bad news. Get well soon Keith!
     
  26. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
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    hiboy32
    Member
    from Omaha, NE

    time to work like a pirate! arrgg
     
  27. That sucks, eye injuries are the worst. Get well quickly.
     
  28. Do I need to get out my OSHA handbook?:( Hope all is well!
     
  29. louisb
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    Ouch, I have done that before and it is no fun. Hope he recovers soon.

    --louis
     
  30. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
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    Been there done that. It's funny how it always seems to get around the glasses or shield or even through the holes on the goggles. Hopefully it won't set him back more than a day. Payin' the ER bill will probably hurt worst though.
     

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